It is Thanksgiving time and soon Christmas will be on us. At this time of the year we like to stop and reflect on how lucky we are at San Saba ISD. We are fortunate to have the best students in the state of Texas located right here in San Saba. Our students work hard, they want to do well and have set high expectations for their future. On a recent survey that students completed entitled “My Voice,” students indicated that 83.7 % of them expected to go to college!! This is spectacular! Sixty-two and 28.8 % of the students "strongly agree" or "agree" that they can be successful, and 80 % of the students "strongly agree" that their parents care about their education. Additionally, 40% and 39% of the students "agree" or "strongly agree" that they have a teacher who is a positive role model for them. Finally, 40.7% and 41% of the students "strongly agree" or "agree" that they believe that they can make a difference in the world. It is encouraging to know that students feel that they have positive role models in teachers, and that parents support their education and challenge them to do well. It is also encouraging that students are not tarnished by the negativism in society, and believe that they can go out and make a difference in the world. This survey gives us all hope that our students will be well prepared to tackle the academic and social challenges in the world once they graduate. Daily, our students show us how blessed we are to live in a rural community that supports hard work, honesty and American values. We are so very thankful for the community of San Saba and the support that is given to the school district. We were in Joshua Friday night to watch the Armadillos in a playoff game, and the crowd that came out to watch the kiddos was absolutely amazing. The stadium was a really big facility, but the Armadillo crowd made a huge dent in the seating capacity. The crowd that came out to support the kiddos and the coaches demonstrates the support from our community, and those who have left San Saba, but still follow and support the students' endeavors. Also, we appreciate all the community support and the volunteers who came out to help at the Lady Armadillos Hill Country Classic Basketball tournament! The tournament came off without a problem due to the tremendous support from the volunteers giving their time! We wish each of you a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving! See you on Monday, November 26th when school will resume the normal schedule. Parents, let us know how we can help you the first day of school all the way until the last day of school!! Please check the website at www.san-saba.net for school information and follow us on Facebook, too! If you have any question about this article or any other question about school happenings, please contact me at 325/372-3771 or email me at email@example.com .